Enjoy riding with an English speaking guide
Overview.Enjoy riding with an English speaking guide who has a real passion for Bolivia and motorcycles. This is a great tour, taking in the majestic Salar de Uyuni, historic Potosi and the colourful valley of Tupiza. Learn about the history, people and culture of this wonderful country. The riding will be on Salt flat, dirt roads and ash felt. The bike you will be riding is a Suzuki DR 650, perfect for these conditions.
- The tour starts and ends in Uyuni.
- Riding on the unique salt flat.
- Spending the night in a hotel made of salt.
- Bathing in natural hot springs.
- Seeing coloured lagoons with pink flamingos.
- Riding up a volcano.
- Seeing the wild life, llamas and vicunas.
Group size.The maximum participants in the group is 6.
Style.Cross country. Ash felt. Twisty roads. 5 Days riding. English, Spanish speaking guide.
Accommodation.Basic salt hostal , shared room and bathroom, wifi, hot shower. 3 star hotel, shared room, single room at extra cost, with pool in Tupiza.
- See the 1300 year old mommies in Coqueza.
- The museum and rock sculpture garden in Chantani.
- Incahuasi island tour.
- Pulacayo mine town tour.
- Bathing in hot springs.
Location .Starting and finishing in Uyuni. We ride through Potosi and Tupiza.
Insurance.It is possible to take out damage insurance for the bike only, at a cost of $45. Please make sure you have your own personal health and accident insurance that covers you for this type of activity. The bikes come with the basic Bolivian state third party insurance which pays medical expenses to an injured third party only.
Price.$1450. Per person.
Availability.All year. In the rainy season (January to February) possible route changes due to weather conditions. Booking need to minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
Day 1You will be arriving at our Uyuni office at 9.30a.m. After a quick briefing we will kit you out with your riding gear and get you comfortable on your bike. Ha, ha. First destination, we will be heading up the mountain to the old historic mining town of Pulacayo. Here we will tour the town learning about its important role in Bolivian history. Then we go back into Uyuni town to see the old abandoned steam trains at the Train Cemetery. After taking lunch in the Black Salt restaurant we ride 20km to the small town of Colchani, the main entrance to the largest dry salt lake in the world. A short stop at the flags and Dakar monument at Playa Blanca and then we ride 80km across the Salar to the volcano Tunupa on the far side. Here we will be spending the night in a family run hostal made from salt. Ride distance 150km.
Day 2After taking our breakfast, we ride a dirt road up the volcano. From here we get a breath taking view of the Salar, then visit a cave with mommies dating back 1300 years. Then back down and off to Chantani. Here we stop to see Santos museum and rock sculpture garden, a very interesting place. At Tuaha we enter back on the Salar, cruising through islands and heading to the island called Incahuasi. The famous island in the center of the Salar covered in giant cactus. We take our lunch here, quinoa soup and the best llama steak. After a tour of the island we are back on the bikes heading back to Uyuni, stopping to take some crazy photos on the way. Here you will spend the night in the Hotel Magica de Uyuni. A pleasant 3 star hotel with private bath room, heating and Wi-Fi. Ride distance 155km.
Day 3Today we ride 40km on twisty ash felt, then turn off on to dirt track roads towards Tolapampa. Great scenery, valleys full of llamas, coloured mountains and small rivers to cross. We will have a pack lunch today which we will eat at the hot springs and take a quick dip. After riding to Tica Tica and back on the ash felt to Potosi. Tonight we stay in Hotel Argentum a very pleasant 3 star hotel. Ride distance 220km.
Day 4After breakfast we ride about 200km of twisty ash felt road to Tupiza, great scenery. Arriving in Tupiza for lunch. Here the climate is warmer as we are at a lower altitude. This afternoon you have time to relax, enjoying the swimming pool and warm climate. We will be staying Hotel Mitru a nice 3 star hotel. Ride distance 205 km.
Day 5Today another 200km to Uyuni. A nice twisty ash felt road. We will stop in the mining town of Atocha for lunch on route. Arriving back at our office in late afternoon, the tour finishes here. Ride distance 200km.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- Use of motorcycle, Suzuki Dr 650., Honda Falcon 400.
- Riding gear, helmet, jacket, boots, pants and gloves.
- Entrance fees to attractions.
- Airport transfers in Uyuni.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
- Lunch meals.
- Evening meals.
- Snacks and drinks.
- Damage insurance for motorcycle 45 USA.